Scary Movie 2
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This sequel to a box-office sleeper hit that spoofed teen slasher flicks takes its cues from haunted house and possession films, particularly The Haunting (1999) and The Exorcist (1973). Although many of the first film's main characters were homicide victims, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Anna Faris return anyway to "re-possess" their roles for this follow-up in which four students are invited by their professor (Tim Curry) to his haunted mansion, Hell House, for a weekend sleep-deprivation study. Providing the sleep deprivation, however, is a series of murderous, supernatural… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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"It shows no understanding of or insight into the genre it's attempting to parody, nor indeed of cinema in general."
‑ , Time Out
"This time Wayans and company don't so much lampoon their targets as ineptly copy them."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"Dumb humor, insults and gallons of bodily fluids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Perhaps if you send them a stamped, self-addressed envelope they'll tell us why this was thought to be funny."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"If you didn't like the first one, stay away, but if you got a few good chuckles out of it, you'll get more of the same with the sequel. I guess it's a matter of personal (bad) taste."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Scary Movie 2 isn't scary, funny-scary, or even just plain funny."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's a lot more tightly focused than the first outing."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The screenwriters take desperate measures with so much lame sex jokes, body flashes, and disgusting bathroom humor."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"We can only hope this excrement masquerading as humor will bury the gross-out genre once and for all."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"In a classic 'too many cooks' scenario, Scary Movie 2 never manages to put even the semblance of a plot together."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"An act of nose-thumbing that never quite figures out how, or even where, to position its thumb."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"If you took out all the jokes about bodily fluids, the movie could run five minutes instead of 83, and we could all go home."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Scarily awful -- this spoof horror franchise needs a stake driven through its heart, and quick..."
‑ Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine
"Basically just a bunch of silly spoof scenes cobbled together around a thin premise, it allows the Wayans brothers to have fun in the way a group of kids might have fun with a video camcorder, except with a multi-million-dollar budget."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"the opening 15 minutes was absolutely gut-wretchingly hysterical. I laughed more at this second film than I did at the first one..."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
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